Professional Coal Board Medicals for the Mining Industry

As the mining industry continues to boom, the employment opportunites in QLD, the rest of Australia and the world continue to flourish. A requirement of the Queensland Coal Board is for an employee to undergo a Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme Assessment prior to starting employment or attending a mine site. These medicals are required to be performed by a nominated medical advisor.

At HealthWorx, Dr Glen Mulhall is a nominated medical advisor available to complete your coal board medical and provide a sign off. We are able to complete all of the requirements of the medical here in our clinic. The medical includes audiology and spirometry tests as well as other tests deemed necessary by the doctor.
After you have gained employment in the mining industry, Section  4 of the coal board medical will need to be completed and a drug and alcohol screen is required.

New legislation requires an ILO Chest XRay dual read by Lungscreen be completed. This is performed at a variety of clinics, with Sunshine Coast Radiology being several minutes up the road. In most instances, this can be performed on the same day to expediate the process.

Things you need to know:
After you have booked an appointment with HealthWorx at Eclipse Medical Maroochydore, ensure that you arrive at least half an hour prior to your appointment. This is important to ensure that you have sufficient time to complete all the requirements of your medical assessment and that you can fill out all of the forms required.
Please bring along any documentation from your employer, any medication , tests or X rays that you may have had in the past and if you wear them, bring your glasses.

You will be required to pay for your medical on the day or your employer will arrange payment and then your documentation will be released to you and your employer

All coal mine workers in Queensland must have a Coal Mine Workers Health Assessment completed on the approved form prior to working in a Queensland coal mine and thereafter at least once every 5 years.

There are stringent spirometry guidelines in place now to protect workers. Eclipse Medical is a registered provider for the Coal worker’s health assessment scheme for spirometry. The new coal workers health assessment guidelines have certain qualifying criteria for spirometry and for monitoring of coal worker’s pneumoconosis. On occasion you could be required to repeat your spirometry in 12 months or attend a respiratory physician following your examination.